Beer Name: Accumulation
Brewery: New Belgium, Fort Collins, CO
Purchase Place: NA, tis a gift.
Ale or Lager: Ale
Color: Gold, straw yellow
BJCP Ref: 21A American IPA
Head Retention: Decent
Aroma: Hoppy, lemon, grassy
Strongest Flavor: Hops/citrus
Finish: Creamy, with a hint of lemon, and strong hop presence.
Dislikes: Aroma, flavor, lack of head power
Environment: This clearly screams PNW type of beer. I think it would be best enjoyed on a hot day, (help counteract the intense hop flavor of the beer), with some Dungies, and a bonfire.
Recommend: Yes. While IPA’s are not my style of beer to drink, I do understand that here in the PNW they are the #1 selling style of beer. The IPA landscape is littered with IPA’s, and to be honest none of them really stand out to me. This IPA is right in the mix with the others. Nothing really stands up and yells, “Buy me”. With, a person won’t be disappointed when purchasing this ale, they just won’t remember what they bought.